A soft-story retrofit simply adds to and reinforces the structure of the building so it can hold up much better in an earthquake. The main goal is to make sure the building is still standing after an earthquake hits and ensure the safety of everyone in and around the building.
SKS Construction starts every balcony & walkway inspection with a preliminary on-site visit to analyze how many and which elements require inspection. Our administrative team then works with tenants and property managers to plan inspection times where our team will have access to all required elements. SKS Construction then uses non-destructive methods to visually inspect each elements structural framing system & waterproofing to ensure that neither has been compromised.
If your building shows signs of structural deterioration such as foundation cracks, you should have the damage professionally evaluated. Likewise, if you are planning to buy a building, it’s a good idea to confirm that it’s in good repair before you sign the check.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have been known by many names: granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units and more. No matter what you call them, ADUs are an innovative, affordable, effective option for adding much-needed housing in California. HCD is the state’s leader on local ADU ordinances, which — while optional — have grown exponentially in number as more cities, counties, and homeowners become interested in ADUs as one solution to increasing the supply of affordable housing.
SKS Construction is a full-service design, engineering and construction company founded in 1987 in the City of Los Angeles, California by Sol K Shaolian (MS PE). SKS Construction is recognized as a leader in engineering and construction of Seismic Retrofitting and Foundation Repairs. The SKS team is comprised of in-house engineers (including two of Sol’s own sons), licensed contractors, and experienced around the clock/full-time crews to attend to your every engineering and construction need.